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Danny Walsh

Barings

Finance Trainee

School Leaver

Why do you enjoy your job?

Overcoming a variety of tasks, being drawn out of my comfort zone and being able to understand an array of different things over the course.

What is the most challenging thing about your job?

To be honest, I haven’t found anything exactly “challenging” about my role, so far. However, I would say, to new people coming into the business, to sustain your level of motivation/determination for your role – as work can become tedious at times.

How did you get into your job?

During A-Levels, we received a presentation from Investment20/20 at our school; where I then enlisted onto the 2019 cohort for Think Investments. From there, I used my skills to get into assessment centres for J.P.Morgan, Rothschild & Co, Lloyds of London and Barings. Thankfully, I was accepted by both Barings and Lloyds of London – but I chose Barings in September 2019, as I had a sincerer connection towards this firm.

What are you future aspirations?

My career plan is to know as much about the business as I can – firstly, starting within Finance and then eventually working round to the investment/sales side of Asset Management.

How would you sum up your Investment20/20 experience?

It sounds cliché, but without Investment20/20 I can honestly say that I wouldn’t be in the position I’m in today. Not just from a careers perspective; but as an individual. Since joining the Investment20/20 programme I have grown in confidence and self-belief through the skills and knowledge I have learnt, this has helped me deliver speeches within my firm to hundreds of people, which I never imagined doing within my first 6 months in my career.

So, I am incredibly thankful for what Investment20/20 has done for me.

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